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PopCap Bringing Casual Hit Titles to PS2/X360

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT

Casual games developer/publisher PopCap Games announced the upcoming retail launch of two new "greatest hits" compilations featuring many of the company's biggest-selling puzzle and "retro action" games.

PopCap Arcade Volume 1, available for Xbox 360, features Bejeweled 2, AstroPop, Feeding Frenzy and Zuma and carries an SRP of US$29.95. PopCap Hits Volume 1, available for PS2, features Bejeweled 2 and AstroPop and carries an SRP of US$19.95.

This marks the first time that PopCap games have been available for Xbox 360 at retail, and the first time that any of the company's games have been available for PS2.

"We're very excited to be bringing some of our top million-selling casual games to consoles via retail shelves, and eager to see how consumers respond," said Glenn Drover, Director of Retail Sales at PopCap. "We've had tremendous success at retail with the PC versions of many of our games, and these new collections for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 are priced even more aggressively, so they should be a hit with holiday shoppers."

The Bejeweled franchise alone has placed PopCap at the forefront of the burgeoning casual games industry. Bejeweled and Bejeweled 2 have collectively sold more than 10 million units across numerous platforms, and have been downloaded more than 300 million times in the past six years. AstroPop, Feeding Frenzy and Zuma have also enjoyed considerable commercial and critical success on numerous devices ranging from PCs and Macs to PocketPCs, PDAs, and mobile phones, as well as on the Xbox LIVE Arcade online service.

PopCap Arcade Vol. 1 and PopCap Hits Vol. 1 Arrive at Stores November 15, 2007.

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